The Armorial Bearings of the ... Incorporated Companies of Newcastle Upon Tyne ...: With Notices of the ... Miracle Plays, Anciently Performed by the Trading Societies ...

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Edward Walker, 1824 - Devices (Heraldry) - 64 pages

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Page 57 - ... being acted with mighty state and reverence by the friars of this house, had theaters for the several! scenes, very large and high, placed upon wheels, and drawn to all the eminent parts of the city, for the better advantage of spectators : and contain'd the story of the New Testament, composed into old English Rithme, as appeareth by an ancient MS.
Page 36 - Will. 4, c. 76, to shew cause why a writ of mandamus should not issue, directed to them, commanding them to obey a certain order, under the hands and seals of the Poor Law Commissioners, &,c.
Page 57 - I have been told by some old people, who in their younger years were eyewitnesses of these pageants so acted, that the yearly confluence of people to see that shew was extraordinary great, and yielded no small advantage to this city.
Page 56 - Before the suppression of the monasteries, this city was very famous for the pageants, that were played therein, upon Corpus -Christi day; which, occasioning very great confluence of people thither, from far and near, was of no small benefit thereto ; which pageants being acted with mighty state and reverence by the friars of this house, had theaters for the several!
Page 52 - Newcastle-uponTyne were incorporated, by an ordinary of this date, with the glaziers, plumbers, pewterers and painters. They separated from them in the year 1717. At sO remote a period as AD 1249, king Henry III. commanded the bailiffs and good men of Newcastle to choose four of the most prudent and trusty men of their town for the office of moneyers there; and other four like persons for the keeping of the king's mints in that town ; also two fit and prudent goldsmiths to be assayers of the money...
Page 43 - ... to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered, defend and be defended, in all State courts having competent jurisdiction, and in any circuit court of the United States...
Page 57 - Friers, had theatres for the several scenes^ very large and high, placed upon wheels, and drawn to all the eminent parts of the city, for the better advantage of spectators, and contained the story of the Old and New Testament, composed in the old English rithme, as appeareth by an ancient MS, (in BibL Cotton. Vesp. D. VIII.) intituled, Ludus Corpus Christi, or Ludus Coventrise. I have been told...
Page 7 - October 8th, 1536, and enjoined, that every brother, at his setting up shop, should pay a pot of oil to the fellowship ; as also thirteen-pence a year to the stewards for " our Ladylight ;" and that each apprentice, or person hired by the week, should pay four-pence per annum, and •each hireling three-pence a year to their play when it should be performed : also, that any person born a subject of the king...
Page 26 - Newcastle market, should pay them an acknowledgement of 6d. per annum, and pay 2s. 6d. every time he should be found in the wheat or malt market before two o'clock in the afternoon on market days, unless to fetch away the corn which his customers had bought there ; and that none such foreign millers should buy corn there, under a penalty of 2s. 6d. for each default.
Page 22 - ... the company should attend to the church such persons to be married or buried ; that one half of their fines should go to the maintenance of the great bridge, and the other half to the said fellowship.

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